Definition of broadsheet in English:



  • 1A large piece of paper printed with information on one side only.

    ‘I have sent you a broadsheet which surveys our campaigns’
    • ‘Instead we are going out onto the estates as quickly as possible, putting the arguments and producing leaflets and a broadsheet carrying the arguments.’
    • ‘These regulations did not prevent the production of broadsheets and pamphlets, particularly of a puritan bent.’
    • ‘Between 1560 and 1603 he issued a multitude of broadsheets and small volumes in verse and prose, several containing autobiographical pieces and notices of current events.’
    • ‘The pages in Skuodas's books resemble broadsheets, and are rich in textural effects that include handwoven strips of painted or translucent paper.’
    • ‘We chatted over drinks and then studied the new menus which are hard to miss - tall and narrow, like a broadsheet paper folded lengthwise.’
    • ‘He talks about the class interests that spawned the early pamphlets and broadsheets and those who did their best to censor and destroy them.’
    • ‘Out in the wider world, public opinion stirred, especially in the cities, stimulated by the pamphlets and broadsheets which printing made possible.’
    • ‘War Game combines simple water colour illustrations with photomontage reproductions of wartime recruiting posters, broadsheets, advertisements, and the like.’
    • ‘D&P has cards, flyers, a video and a broadsheet packed with useful information to be used in the campaign and to inform Canadians.’
    • ‘In the past it was books, broadsheets and pamphlets that changed how people think.’
    • ‘When people did comics as broadsheets in the 1800s, they were as full of information as any painting.’
    • ‘As a young man he wrote words to popular folk airs and had them printed as broadsheets.’
    information sheet, bill, handbill, poster, advertisement, announcement, bulletin, broadsheet, circular, flyer, leaflet, pamphlet, sign, placard
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    1. 1.1A newspaper with a large format, regarded as more serious and less sensationalist than tabloids.
      ‘the tabloidization of the broadsheets’
      • ‘Both the political and social-class designations no longer seem appropriate, and the resizing of broadsheets will undoubtedly add to the difficulty of deciding which paper serves a given audience.’
      • ‘Even the opinion polls published in the broadsheet papers showed very strong views on the Rapid Reaction Force and the need to preserve neutrality.’
      • ‘Shortly afterwards the Guardian, a British broadsheet newspaper, published the obituary of Cohn Osman, founder of Creative Camera.’
      • ‘Reports say the conservative broadsheet will run nine pages of news a day.’
      • ‘In all the London-based papers - six daily broadsheets, and four magazines the tone has been remarkably consistent.’
      • ‘Here's a gripping tale about Lesley Dalton, of York, who wrote this letter to a national broadsheet newspaper this week.’
      • ‘The next day the broadsheets printed special editions with huge double-page spreads showing the havoc in Manhattan.’
      • ‘The week ending September 16 saw circulation increases for most papers, and all broadsheets.’
      • ‘Leander wrote intelligent pieces for a broadsheet under a male pseudonym.’
      • ‘They're not going to make a decision and say, ‘Oh look, I'm going to go to a website instead of going to my broadsheet newspaper.’’
      • ‘The broadsheet newspaper's circulation advanced 3.5 per cent to an all-time high of 120,397 in the July to December period, according to the latest audited circulation figures.’
      • ‘And its interesting because I went on to the Observer, which is a broadsheet newspaper, and very respectable, and for a very short time in the late 70s I was Woman's Editor.’
      • ‘Next time you pick up a broadsheet paper, look at all the tripe that falls out of it: cars, clothes, restaurants and the hundreds of ads that power these supplements.’
      • ‘Al is a pundit for a broadsheet newspaper and is paid to find imperfection in everything; Davina works in an art gallery and is paid to make life more beautiful.’
      • ‘On the balance, we don't see students consuming either magazines or national broadsheets for information.’
      • ‘When I'm abroad, I miss having a decent broadsheet newspaper.’
      • ‘Do you compare Radio Scotland to a broadsheet newspaper or a tabloid?’
      • ‘Anyone who reads a broadsheet newspaper will be familiar with the issues covered by Julie Black's recent programme, ‘My Foetus’.’
      • ‘It's entertainment, not a broadsheet paper.’
      • ‘The fact that your article last week on unsatisfactory new-build housing filled an entire page of a broadsheet newspaper and the word ‘architect’ did not appear once speaks volumes.’
      newspaper, paper, tabloid, broadsheet, journal, periodical, weekly, organ, news-sheet, newsletter, bulletin
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